Rare Chess Sets

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1982 Franklin Mint Heraldic Chess Set Sterling & 24K Gold MINT

By Franklin Mint. Awesome find! Brilliant condition!

 

Unique collectable. very limited production. Retired!  Click

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$95 - $1,995

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Danbury Mint Fantasy of Crystal Chess Set and Army of Darkness Bonus Set.

(1) Brand new set with board in the original shipment box.

(2) Rare Army of Darkness Bonus set with display shelf.

(3) Additional Board & Storage box

 

Unique collectable. Very limited production. Retired!  Click

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$155 - $575

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Looney Toney

By Franklin Mint. One set in great condition. One in very good condition. Individual pieces, board are available.

 

Unique collectable. very limited production. Retired!  Click

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Two sets and individual pieces are available

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$25 - $495

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Star Trek 3D Tri-Dimensional and Star Trek New Generation 3D

By Franklin Mint. 2 different sets, Rare Display Case, Replacement Pieces Click

Individual pieces are available

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$9 - $645

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Emperors of Orient

By Franklin Mint. Several replacement pieces available also description

 

Unique collectables. Very limited production. Retired!  Click

 

Individual pieces are available

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$15 - $35

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Faberge Chess Egg Set

By Franklin Mint. Very nice condition. Limited edition from 1990s. Never played with. Always on Display. Read description from the catalog. Then see photos. Click to enlarge

Non-US, please contact me for s/h cost (minimum $49 on smaller items)

$795

$385

 

 

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Tutankhamon's Tomb Chess Set

By Franklin Mint. Beautiful condition. Never played with. Never out of the box except to take photos. Not even on display. Original shipping box and packaging for pieces and for Dust Cover. 25+ year old item  - always in the box. Original box for chess pieces. Glass pyramid in original foam packing. Will be packed with extra care and shipped via insured UPS delivery with tracking. Will be double boxed!

There could be some small wear or imperfections that are normally not noticeable when on display.

 

"It began over three thousand years ago, in ancient Egypt's Valley of the Kings, where a great pharaoh died at the tender age of 18--and with him was laid to rest the treasures of his kingdom, many made entirely of solid gold! They lay buried for centuries, until in 1922 world-acclaimed archeologist Howard Carter discovered them once more. Today those priceless masterworks are displayed in museums and can only be experienced from afar.
   Now you can own a masterpiece reflecting the incomparable splendor of the greatest art discovery of all time. The Treasures of Tutankhamun Chess Set. Each of the 32 playing pieces is intricately sculptured, then richly coated in 24 karat gold. And each represents a revered artifact from the era of Tutankhamun himself. The playing board is framed in rich hardwood and trimmed with accents of ebony black and gleaming 24 karat gold. The set includes a dust cover -- a pyramid-shaped showpiece crafted of solid glass and polished brass."
 

 

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Request without Glass Pyramid - save $100!
I have some replacement pieces, corner guards, board available here.

$795

 

$695 delivered (US address only, no PO Box - UPS delivery).

 

Teak Chess Set with 12" King by Megachess (used)

Excellent set to use outdoors. King - 12" height / 6" base, pawns - 6" / 3".  Details of new set can be found here. The new set is sold between $550 and $700 + s/h (32 lbs). This set is not new and has some minor scratches and other issues. 4-5 pawns on each sides have thin cracks. I didn't see any broken pieces or other major issues, but I could have missed some issues. NO board. 32 pieces only. Insured shipping is included for US orders. Non-US, please contact me before ordering

$550-$700 + s/h

 

$359 delivered

Arrange a pickup in Philadelphia or at one of many local tournaments and save $35 (s/h cost) 

Vintage Duncan Ceramic Set Multicolor - painted by professional artist. Rare find, extremely unusual And some unusual color distortion, probably due to aging. Minimal chipping to paint. One Black Rook has part of its top missing.

Board not included The pieces range from 4.25 inches for King, weighing 1.6oz, to 3.0 inches for Pawn, weighing 0.6oz. All measures are approximate, but should be fairly accurate.

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$95 delivered

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Studio Anne Carlton (SAC) Eagles vs. Cowboys NFL. Custom made, painted special order - with a beautiful board.  

Beautiful condition - pieces and board look unused. Boxes shows some wear on the bottom side. Packing and Papers are present. All pieces are completely hand made from English Soldier metal castings and hand painted.

 

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$1,995 delivered

Likely - one of a kind!

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Harry Potter Final Challenge Chess Set

The 32 chess pieces are made to exact detail and measure from 2 1/2" to 5 1/2" in height

Authentic movie replica crafted by The Noble Collection

As seen in the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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SOLD

 

$290 delivered

SOLD

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Porcelain Chess Set (British Indian Style)

Very rare find. At least 23 years old (some of the wrapping is newspaper dated 1991.  Extremely nice. I wasn't able to see any damage or chipping to paint. Felted and weighted.

Board not included (available for purchase) The pieces range from 3.75 inches for King, weighing 1.7oz, to 2.25 inches for Pawn, weighing 0.4oz. All measures are approximate, but should be fairly accurate.

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SOLD

$139 delivered

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Vintage Duncan Ceramic Set Two Color - painted by professional artist. Rare find, extremely nice Minimal chipping to paint. No major damage to any of the pieces. Felted and weighted.

Board not included The pieces range from 4.25 inches for King, weighing 3.6oz, to 3.0 inches for Pawn, weighing 1.1oz. All measures are approximate, but should be fairly accurate.

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SOLD

$94 delivered

SOLD

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A rare find - Studio Anne Carlton (SAC) Sherlock Holmes Chess Set.

 

A very nice condition. Plastic inserts where pieces are stored shows wear. See pictures. Originally sold for $300+. Out of production for a long time. Professor Moriarty, with the fearsome Hound of the Baskervilles as the Knight. The set also features Mrs Hudson, Inspector Lestrade, Irene Adler and Colonel Moran.

As you expect from Studio Anne Carlton each piece is cast from a master mould, painstakingly hand carved by our master craftsmen. Levels of detail are superb.

Pieces only. Any board with 2' square will work. King is 5".

 

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$255 delivered

 

 

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Collectors special - Unique Wood carved set (K - 3", P - 1.5"), with wooden carved board (13 1/4 x 13 1/4 total, 0.92" square). Very old (early 1900), great condition. Missing the White K. Also, OPTIONAL mahogany humidor / storage box in very good vintage condition (+$45).

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$125 delivered

 

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Board has few scuffs/scratches. Pieces are very good, except both Black Rooks have 1 of 4 towers chipped.

Rare Vintage Elizabethan Chess Set  Purchased 30+ years in now extinct Tobacco store in King of Prussia mall

The board - 23� x 23�, with 2.25� square. Total weight is about 9lbs. BOARD SOLD

 

There are 32 chess pieces a complete set �

The King is 4 7/8� tall and weighting 4.8oz.

The Pawn is 3 1/4� tall and weighting 3.1oz.

 

All measures are approximate, but should be fairly accurate.

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$185 delivered

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European Leather Vintage Hand Carved Chess Set - rare find, extremely unusual. Signed and dated '74.

Board � hand carved wood and leather. Looks and feel vintage. Board is 18 inches by 18 inches, and extra 2.5 inches on the side of each player (see photos). The pieces hand carved beautiful and unusual. They range from 4.5 inches for King, weighing 0.8oz, to 2.5 inches for Pawn, weighing 0.3oz. All measures are approximate, but should be fairly accurate.

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$245 delivered

SOLD
       

FIDE Official Chess Set by Franklin Mint World Class set!

"... The first and only set ever commissioned expressly for presentation to the World Chess Champions. Thirty-two majestic hardwood playing pieces. Each one crafted to exacting tournament standards and richly finished in contrasting shades of mahogany and maple. To emphasize their unique official status, each is also hand-set atop a polished brass plate, etched with the official seal of the World Chess Federation. And the seal also appears on each side of the hardwood-framed game board, etched into solid brass."

$295

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Coca Cola Official Chess Set

By Franklin Mint. Beautiful. Never played with. Stained glass. Always on Display. Can provide more details. Limited edition. Non-US, please contact me for s/h cost (minimum $49 on smaller items).

 

$395

SOLD OUT

 

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Asian Vintage Hand Carved Chess Set - beautiful, multi-color, heavy, rare find. Board � hand carved wood, red, green cloth, lion heads, inside locked compartment. Looks and feels vintage. Board is 16 inches by 16 inches. The pieces are beautiful and have some spots of the opposite color, creating very unusual and beautiful scene. The pieces are heavy, hand carved from some hard material. I don�t know what it is. They range from 4 inches for King, weighing heavy 5.1oz, to 3 inches for Pawn, weighing solid 1.5oz. Board is 16 inches by 16 inches. All measures are approximate, but should be fairly accurate.

 

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$195 delivered

 

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